Mosley/Mora PPV buys?

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Steakeater**, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Steakeater**

    Steakeater** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    11,324
    Likes Received:
    9
    You guys think it'll pass 500,000 buys? The entire card is decent and got some pretty good advertisement
     
  2. McMurder

    McMurder Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    0
    500,000???

    pffffffffffffffttttttt

    Maybe 150,000
     
  3. prod2821

    prod2821 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    18,116
    Likes Received:
    832
    Location:
    San Antonio, Tx
    no way they get near 500,000

    and the card has two good fighters against has beens, hardly decent.
     
  4. Steakeater**

    Steakeater** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    11,324
    Likes Received:
    9
    meh i guess you guys are right. I thoguht diaz/marquez was gonna do 400,000
     
  5. consortium11

    consortium11 Slip The Jab

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Messages:
    9,187
    Likes Received:
    22
    It won't do well.

    The undercard is pretty good by boxing PPV standards... while I don't think Baldomir has anything for Freckles and despite the questions about Ortiz's heart and the unlucky stoppage Harris has in his last bout I think Ortiz blasts through him, Ponce vs Escalante looks to be a war.

    But boxing PPV's generally sell on the strength of the main event (Warren's Magnificent 7 may buck the trend... but as of now it's a one-off) and simply put this isn't a great one. Despite his high profile fights and wins Mosley's never been a big draw and Mora's not exactly top shelf material.

    I'm looking at 150k... at best really. Anything more then that has to be seen as a huge bonus.
     
  6. squanto

    squanto White Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    i dont see the card getting that many buys, i think its just a ploy by golden boy to promote its younger fighters and its using an established fighter like mosley to add name recognition to the card. i agree with consortium, these opponents were hand picked in order to let their young stars shine. as for mora vs mosley, the only one that gains anything is mora. mosley gains nothing by beating a guy like mora, but having a name like mosley on mora's record makes him more marketable. maybe just looking to collect one more paycheck before retirement? the only fight i see being competitive is ponce de leon vs escalante.
     
  7. consortium11

    consortium11 Slip The Jab

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Messages:
    9,187
    Likes Received:
    22
    I'm not entirely sure about that.

    Look at his fight with Luis Collazo in 2006. Does that win do anything for his legacy? No. But at a time when many people were starting to see Mosley as past it and too old to get back down to 147lbs the win (and the nature of it) cemented him as one of the top contenders and in turn led to the bouts with Cotto and Marg.

    Right now there are a lot of questions unanswered about Mosley. Did he finally get old against Floyd? Was it ringrust that made him fade after 2 rounds? Is Floyd really that good?

    If Mosley can win this (and win it well) it puts him back in the top echelon of fighters around those weight classes and means he can almost guarentee at least one big fight that would add to his legacy.

    So in 10 years time is anyone going to look at his record and go "Wow! He beat Mora?" I highly doubt it. But in the short term it gets him a fight where people might say that...
     
  8. KOQ24

    KOQ24 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    17,612
    Likes Received:
    6,523
    Location:
    Grimmen, Germany
    500k?

    They can be happy if they reach 100k.
     
  9. nip102

    nip102 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,292
    Likes Received:
    3
    best fights are the saul one and the ponce deleon one
     
  10. cottagecheesefan

    cottagecheesefan Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    14,370
    Likes Received:
    9,824
    Location:
    The Void
    i guess 175,000
     
  11. XCuTioNeR

    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    36,577
    Likes Received:
    1,139
    Location:
    Shangri-la
    ufc numbers- 7 million.
    Reality- 300K
     
  12. heavyarms21

    heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    74,576
    Likes Received:
    28,458
    My Prediction, less that 250,000 buys, Moseley is not that big of a draw, and Mora puts most people to sleep.
     
  13. wallyboxngvsmma

    wallyboxngvsmma Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,205
    Likes Received:
    132
    I think it will do about 250,000 buys
     
  14. philthy rich**

    philthy rich** Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    0
    great under card + crappy headliner = bad sales

    you need a good main event to sell. as much as i am interested in alvarez and ortiz i am simply not going to pay 50 to watch them in thier development stage
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.